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I am a web programmer by day (PHP) and work on sermons and teaching material in the evenings.

I attended Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, for a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity. I am an associate pastor at a small church in Iowa. While in seminary, my emphasis was on Old Testament studies, but Dr. Wave Nunnally introduced me to the rabbinics. Those have become a special interest as well.

I also enjoy apologetics and was a very active member of the apologetics.org forum before it went defunct.


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reviewed Close Can GOD be called Powerful if He has an equal?
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reviewed Reviewed Does Titus 2:13 refer to one person or two?
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reviewed No Action Needed Did the early church fathers view “monogenes” as “only” or “only-begotten”?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
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comment Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
You have a gift for coming up with good questions and shaping them, Susan.
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revised Did the early church fathers view “monogenes” as “only” or “only-begotten”?
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revised Did the early church fathers view “monogenes” as “only” or “only-begotten”?
Corrected verse reference. Added comparison chart for modern and old versions.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the meaning of “Sorceress” in Exodus 22:18?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Titus 2:13 refer to one person or two?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it possible that the “name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” is “Jesus”?
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reviewed Reviewed Rod and Staff (Psalm 23)
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comment Rod and Staff (Psalm 23)
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! We're a little different than other sites. Can you show some scriptural passages where staff and rod are used of mental and physical persuasion? That would help this answer greatly.
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reviewed No Action Needed What's the root definition of the word “judge” in Matthew 7:1?
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comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Bart Ehrman, an agnostic, textual critic, and no trinitarian believes the long reading to be original. When a man who tries to undermine Christianity at every turn says the long reading is original, it should give those who argue against it pause. Eusebius had a tendency to abbreviate (as did many in antiquity). At other times, he quotes the long version (Contra Marcellum I.1.9; I.1.36; Theologia III. 5.22; EpCaesarea 3 (Socrates, Eccl.Hist 1.8); Psalms 117.1-4; Theophania 4.8).
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comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Lot of quote mining in that pdf. Without full scholarly citations, it is impossible to track most of them down. They might go on to argue against the very quote that is lifted for inclusion. Can't tell without full references. For example, Cardinal Ratzinger said that when, where, in what context? Under what article was that citation of the Catholic Encyclopedia? Volume and page don't help without edition.
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comment Jesus' command to hate your father and mother in Luke 14:26
@Pacerier, no. I was explaining the rabbinic commentary illustrating the wordplay between sane and Sinai.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Inconsistent translations of Revelation 13:10?
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@caseyr547, he doesn't need to be well traveled. Greek was the lingua franca of the Roman Empire, and Aramaic was spoken to the east (though not as much as it had been in the past). Literary and archeological evidence (see above and Jon's answer) shows that Greek, Aramaic, and Mishnaic Hebrew were all spoken in the Land.
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comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
@caseyr547, if you have good evidence against, you are welcome to post your own answer.
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comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
@caseyr547, if you want to quote Kelber (while disagreeing with Millard), you should find the primary source where Kelber states this. That reading and writing were common in Judea and Galilee before, after, and during Jesus' day is well established by archeology and literary discoveries. That link deals mainly with what language was known in the time, but it also deals with the literary evidence that shows how we can determine that.